Patient, present and unconditional…

July 22, 2019 National Newswatch – Amy Smart, Canadian Press Canadians need to be patient, present, unconditional with reconciliation: Trudeau While the immediate prompt for this advice is the reconciliation among Indigenous people, the rancor … [Read more...]

Digital bail…

July 20, 2019 Toronto Star - Alyshah Hasham Soon, intelligent machines could help decide whether to keep people in jail. It’s time to prepare Justice reformers all recognize that bail is a major issue in fairness in the legal system.  It is … [Read more...]

Broken promise…

July 6, 2019   CBC News - Paola Loriggio Quebec man's broken promise to wear a condom was sexual assault, justice rules Superior Court Justice Nathalie Champagne has ruled that a man who promised to wear a condom for sex but did not and … [Read more...]

End of Solitary?

Oct 17, 2018  CBC News – Kathleen Harris Liberals move to end solitary confinement of federal prisoners Bill C-83 is now in draft form and Ralph Goodale is proposing structural intervention units instead of segregation units.  “Under the new … [Read more...]

More prisons…

Sept 28, 2017 CBC News – Alison Crawford Border agency reports big drop in number of long-term detainees - CBSA has finalized plans to build 2 new immigration holding centres and to retrofit another The goal seems to be to have three detention … [Read more...]

Alternatives…

Sept 27, 2017 Fordham Law News (US) – John Pfaff A Better Approach to Violent Crime Pfaff begins his commentary with the frightful enumeration of the current mass incarceration circumstances.  The US imprisonment rate is 370% higher than the UK … [Read more...]

Racism and inclusion…

Sept 4, 2017 Globe and Mail – Reni Eddo-Lodge I stopped talking to white people about race. Here’s what I learned This article is an interesting reflection on inclusion of all kinds, a liberal insistence on the rightness of inclusion, and … [Read more...]

Too generous?

Sept 2, 2017  Angus Reid Institute Half of Canadians say their country is ‘too generous’ toward illegal border crossers This survey was prompted by the more than 7,000 claimants crossing the land border from the US into Canada.  Fears that … [Read more...]

165,000 children…

June 29, 2017 Broadbent Institute – The Government of Canada is failing First Nations Children The link is a petition that Canada comply immediately, and before this 150 Canada Day celebration, with the findings of the Canadian Human Rights … [Read more...]

A meager gift…

May 14, 2017 (Ed note: Below is a moment of worried relief, perhaps also a daily companion, for many observing Mother’s Day today.  The Bath Institution in the quote is a medium security prison in the Kingston area.  The inmate son suffers … [Read more...]